How anthropology and the study of rites of passage can explain this globalized modernity and its crisis in dealing with limits according to the anthropologist, professor at Roskilde University and founding editor-in-chief of the academic journal International Political Anthropology Bjørn Thomassen. During the Symposium, when you were discussing the genealogyRead More →

In the beautiful setting of Villa Mondragone, during the second interdisciplinary Global Symposium, we had the occasion to interview Mr. Guido Corbò, a former lecturer of General Physics in Rome University “Sapienza” and theoretical physicist working in field theory and high energy physics, particularly known for his contribution in quantum chromodynamics.Read More →

The 2nd interdisciplinary Global Governance symposium was held on 11th July 2018 at it’s beautiful Villa Mondragone with professors, guest speaker and students from all years of Global Governance. The symposium focused on boundaries and Resilience. Dr. Leonardo Emberti Gialloreti was a guest speaker at the symposium and we hadRead More →

Professor Sara Silvestri, Senior Lecturer at the City, University of London, and Bye-Fellow at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, was invited to the 2nd Interdisciplinary Global Governance Symposium, which took place in Villa Mondragone, Frascati, on the 11th of July. Being welcomed to elaborate on the theme of Boundaries, Prof. Silvestri focusedRead More →

Three quick sport stories      Worldcup, Russia  The international football competition that took place in Russia ended as a success for the country.  Indeed, beside the final result of the national team, Moscow proved to able to organize the event efficently creating a party atmosphere and giving to tourists and supporters and to the many journalists and televisions present there an image of an open and free country.  The spread fears before the start of the world cup concerned the Russian social environment that would have hosted what in the end is a celebration and carnival more than a football competition. But the recurring police’s violences and statal political and social repressions, things that Russians witness periodically, didn’t occur.  Once over the world cup however things come back to normality since the end of Kremlin’s effort.  A probable outcome of the competition’s organization success could be the reinforced grip over citizens of the government and the strenghtening of Putin’s regime. On the other side however the last month of international and party atmosphere, freedom and opennes that Russian people lived during the worldcup could lead to increasing popular pressure to improve the society.      Herzogenaurach, Germany Herzogenaurach is a city not so far from Nurimberg in Germany, that still today is divided in two.  The Aurach, the river that flows inside the city, represents the physical division of Herzogenaurach but the most important is the “ideological one“, the rivalry between the two opposite banks. From one side of the river there are the Adidas industries, on the opposite the Puma ones.  The two giants of the sport clothing are established in the same city and the rivalry characterized  the citizens‘ life divinding the population between those who dressed up Adidas and those who chose Puma (decision that most of the times depended mainly on which of the two companies you worked for) and the contacts between the two “factions” were unusual and also discouraged. It could sound like a story of antagonism between families as the Montague’s and the Capulet’s, and that in the end the difference is that the division was inside the same familiy. Indeed, the “Dassler Schuhfabrik”, namely “Dassler Shoes industries” was the company founded in 1924 by two brothers, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler.  As the firm grew bigger, the two brothers – after several fights and arguments – decided to split it in two different companies, Adolf created the Adidas (whose name comes from the nickname of the founder “Adi” and the intial letters of the surname “Das”) and Rudolf founded the Puma. Read More →

Have you ever heard about Confucius? I guess you have. Do you know why is he famous? Idon’t think so. Who is this person, that somehow is famous all around the world for saying …Yes? What did he actually say? Most often he is known for saying a lot ofRead More →